July 2018

22Jul10:00 AM4:30 PMConcentration Meditation - SOLD OUTPurification of Mind10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Tina Rasmussen, PhD

Event Details

This event has now SOLD OUT. There will not be space available to register at the door.

Sliding Scale: $75 – 200. Code TR1D18.

Concentration or serenity meditation (samatha) is one of three major practices of the Buddhist path, which also includes sila and vipassana. In concentration practice, we return awareness to one object of meditation to the exclusion of everything else, unifying the mind stream. This daylong offers an overview of samatha as taught in the lineage of Ven. Pa Auk Sayadaw of Burma, considered to be the leading living teacher of samatha/jhanas.

Topics will include: the practice path; the relationship of samatha and vipassana; purification of mind; and working with striving. There will be meditation periods and instruction, silence, and teaching including Q&As.

Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $45.


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